WILL SEND WARSHIP
TO COAST OF MEXICO
PRESIDENT TAFT SAYS THAT
AMERICANS MUST HAVE
This Action Sets a Precedent in Present
Revolution—Cruiser Maryland to Go
Prom San Diego, Cal.—Many U. s.
Citizens Are Held Prisoners—Rebels
Looting and People Face Famine.
Washington.—President Taft prob
ably will send a warship soon to the
west coast of Mexico to enable Ameri
cans isolated in Sinaloa and other
states to leave the disturbed districts.
A state department announcement de
clared this action likely in view of the
general anxiety for Americans in those
fcitate department officials pointed _
that with the suspension of railroad
communication and interruption of tele
graph service, American citizens on the
west coast of Mexico, especially at Los
Mochis, in Sinaloa, where there
many Americans, as well as
... in the
vicinity of Mazatlan, are isolated. This
fact, together with many reports of in
creased lawlessness on the west coast,
is causing much anxiety to Americans
m the region affected and to their
friends in the United States.
Will Set a Precedent.
The sending of an American vessel
to the coast of Mexico sets a precedent
in the present revolutionary disturb
ances, as heretofore the United States
navy has refrained from cruising in
Mexican waters. A British vessel last
year, however, landed marines on the
western coast of Mexico to enable
foreigners, to escape the effects of a
threatened attack by rebels.
The armored cruiser Maryland is at
San Diego, Cal., the gunboat Yorktown
en route north from Guatemala, to
San Diego, the gunboat Vicksburg is at
Panama. It is probable the Maryland
will be the vessel selected.
Demands have been made on the rebel
authorities at Chihuahua by American
Consul Letcher for the immediate
lease of two Americans
The men have been in confine
ment since March 16, but the American
official has just learned of their plight.
Their names were not given.
To Rescue Americans.
With the intention pf
rescuing 30 United States citizens and
any other foreigners who are now be
lieved to be cooped up in Navaloto, on
the west coast of Mexico, Nelson
Rhoades Jr., together with several other
men, have chartered the steamer Guay
man and are now eu route to Altata."
A report reached here that the rebels'
who entered Culiacan about 10 days
ago had begun looting the city. The
people, the report said, were facing a
Americans Leaving Mexico.
Laredo, Texas.—Northbound trains,
Monday, brought 300 Americans' frtrm
One hundred of them'
railroad nferi and theif-families.
xailroad men are reported leaving by
steamer from Vera Cruz. » .
TITANIC INVESTIGATION DOES
But Senate Committee Removes to
Washington, D. C. <
New York.—With dramatic sudden
ness the senate investigation
Titanic disaster came to an- end Sat;
urday so far as the New York hearing
was concerned. It was resumed, how
ever, in Washington on Monday, when
J. Bruce Ismay and P. A. S. Franklin,
the chief officers of the White Star
line, and more than a score of the crew
of the sunken vessel appeared before
Incident to the sudden close of the
hearing here was the story of Harold
S. Bride, the second and only surviving
wireless operator of the Titanic. -His
talo was one of suffering and death. He
told of the final plifhge of the vessel
to its ocean burial. Its captain 's end
waB also revealed. He leaped from the
bridge when the water was closing
over his ship.
Another Tong War.
San Francisco.—War between the
Bing Kong and Sing Suey tongs was
started anow Saturday in San Fran
cisco, Stockton and Fresno simulta
neously. Three killed and two mortal
ly wounded were added to the tally.
There have been so many tong shoot
ings this yoar that the police depart
ment admitted frankly tonight flint it
had lost track of tho fatalities. Eight
in this city alone was tho estimate.
There woro three such affrays in San
Francisco alone tonight.
Care l'or Flood Sufferers.
Washington.—The government eon
templates feeding 83,000 Mississippi
river flood sufferers for 42 days at a
daily cost of $10,000. Secretary of War
Stinison inado this estimate today when
isked an additional appropriation
for tho commissary department.
Previously to . this, congress voted
$212,819 for the same purposo. *
Folsom Prison Walden Quits.
ly of Folsom penitentiary, has present
ed his resignation to tho state board
of prison directors, to take effect June
-Warden W. If. Roil
FROM MINING CAMPS
During March the Greenwood (B. C.)
smelter shipped 7,082.598 pounds of
blister coppor. One of the large fur
naces is being rebuilt this week.
The I Teel a Mining company
Coeur d'Alenes declared a 2 cent divi
dend, aggregating $ 20,000
earnings $80,000 for the ve
ir so far.
Henry I'. Bragdon, first president of
the Goldfield stock exchange,
ted suicide in his home, Sunday, in Oak
land, Cal., by shooting himself. He was
65 years old, aud well known among
western mining men.
The most hazardous occupation known
to man is that of life-saver in the serv
ice of the United States bureau of
The mortality rate among bu»
reau of mine3 rescuers is eighty in 1,000
men—the highest death rate known to
According to a statement recently
issued by the company, the Stewart
mine in the Coeur d'Alenes last month
netted $45,000, as against $30,000 in
1 ebruary and $25,000 in January, and
it is based on lead at $4.20 and" silver
at 58 cents an ounce.
Late reports received from the Marsh
mine in the Coeur d'Alenes indicate
that the recent strike
on the property
in the lower level is of much greater
importance than at first anticipated and
the showings now lead the owners to
believe that an
immense ore body has
The Revenue Mining and Milling
company, recently organized by Spo
kane business men, has taken over the
old California mine, near the junction
of the American and Red rivers, in the
Eik City district, and active develop
ment of the property will be resumed
as soon as the conditions in the camp
George D. Wick of Youngstowp, Ohio,
who was among the first-cabin passen
gers on the ill-fated steamship Titanic,
and is supposed to have perished when
the vessel foundered, was at one time
heavily interested in Coenr d'Alene
mining properties, having been a part
ner of John A. Finch in the Standard
and also in the Star.
Juneau, Alaska.—The Juneau land
office has notified Frank F. Davis of
Lake Mills, Wis.j Arnold L. Scliourer
of 320 Contrai Park, west, New York
city, and James J. Ryan of Katail
Alaska, that their filings of soldiers'
scrip on shore lands on Controller bay,
Alaska, have been rejected because of
noncompliance with the law in the
Pierce, Idaho.—Fears are entertained
for the safety of George Englehorn and
Myron Smith and Fred î'orsnia n have
started for the head waters of the
Weittus, a branch of the north fork of
the Clearwater to Ioek for him.' Mr.
Englehorn went to that locality late
last fall to trap, leaving word he
pected to come in about Christmas, but
might stay until the first of April.
The new mill at Kellogg, Idaho, of the
Bunker Hill and Sullivan
placed in commission this week, and
a result the company is now operating
the la^gdst silver-lead concentrating
plant, in the world, with .a capacity of
.;."TQ 00 tons a ..pionth. The power is
entirely electrii^il, and 750 horse-power
Is used to operate the plant. -Work on
its conètructiorwaB - trot' -
foundatioils liMiing Ueen started in 1907.
J he first unf^yvith £Jié' rock • house and
oon-vèyor, was ''piitHn-'scWicir in Decenr*
ÔNT^^Ji 1 , 0 '.
■ .pjo?.!- has an ore bin capacity of
3000 tons7 enabling the mill to run for
two days oiL_tiie ore in storage,
crete war'used in the buildings, while
the superstructure is of native timber.
Fire protection was made a feature in
the building, and has-a number of
cial features fo^-forking its
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Standard copper quiet. -- Spot, $15.50
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electrolytic, [email protected]:
Load easy, $4„[email protected] N*. Y.
Tin quiet but firm. Spot., [email protected]
Iron steady. No. 1 foundry northern,
$15.«[email protected]; No. 2, $14.7«@15.25; No.
1 southern and No. 1 southern soft,
THE NORTHERN PACIFIC
J. M. Rapclje Promoted to General
A. M. Burt, superintendent of the
Rocky mountain division of the North
ern Pacific, with headquarters in Mis
soula, will succeed J. M. Rapeljo, who
has been promoted to general superin
tendent. ns superintendent of tho Idaht
F. L. Birdsull, superintendent of tl
Dakota division, with headquarters I
Jamestown, N. D., goes to Missoula -
succeed Mr. Burt.
W. H. Strachan, assistant supe
tendent of the Lake Superior divif /..
with headquarters in Duluth, suer ► -
Mr. Birdsall at Jamestown an
F. Newton, trainmaster of the
Superior division, will relieve
Oregon Police Chief Kills Indian.
Klamath Falls, Ore.—Chief of Polico
Sam Tj. Walker shot and killed George
Smith, an Indian. It is alleged that
Smith was intoxicated, and 'that, while
resisting arrest, he managed to secure
possession of tho officer's club and
struck him over the head, whereupon
Walker drew his revolver aud shot
Smith over the heart.
BRIEF DISTORT OF
KEEL OF TOE GREAT VESSEL
LAID AT DELFAST, IRELAND,
THREE YEARS AGO.
Was Christened May 31, 1911—Com
pleted and Fully Furnished At Cost
of $10,000,000 in 1912 —April 14,
At Midnight, Struck An Iceberg and
Sank Three Hours Thereafter.
New York.—From the facts
pleted by the arrival of the rescue
ship, the Titanic's story, which began
in the fall of 1908 when the White Star
line announced its proposal to eclipse
all previous records in shipbuilding with
a vessel of staggering dimensions, may
be outlined chronologically as follows:
1909—Keel of the gigantic
laid at Hnrland and Wolff yards at
1911— May 31 the vessel is launched
and christened the Titanic.
1912— Completed and fully furnished
at an outlay of about $10,000,000.
April 10, noon—Starts on the maiden
trip from Southampton to New York
via Cherbourg. #
April 14—Sends a routine wireless
warning ashore of the presence of ice
bergs off the Grand banks of New
April 14, 11:40 p. in.—Titanic strikes
an iceberg in latitude 41.16 north, longi
tude 50.14 west.
April 14, midnight—Carpathia and
other vessels hear the Titanic's call for
April 15, 12:27
put out of commission after flashes are
given that the bpat is sinking by the
head and women and children are being
put off in lifeboats.
April 15—About 1 n. in. the first
news reached the United States by way
of Allan line offices at Montreal. The
Virginian reported that the Titanic
struck an iceberg.
April 15, 2:20 a.
April 15, 3 a. in,—Wireless from the
Cape Race station directed to the As
sociated Press, gives the information
of a serious accident.
Titanic's wireless is
4 a. m.—First survivors
picked up from lifeboats from steamer
! April 15, 3 a. m. to 10 a. m.—No ad
April .15—Noon reports current Ti
tanic is still'afloat and that all
saved. - » .
April 15, 7:30 p. m.—White Star line
offices admit a probable great loss of
April 16—Carpathia sends by wire
less list of suryivors, failing to nc
ctmntz*|6r about 1,300 persons^ ipclud
ing scores of wealthy and prominent
April. 17—Hope given up that other
vessels have saved any.
April 18—Two days elapsed without
tbe'slightest description accident.
docks a$ New York with 74ö passen *
gerS' and crew, confirming the loss of'
all others and bringing the first de
tails of the Titanic disaster.
April 18, 9:30 p.
REAL SPORTING NEWS
Kelly has taken
charge -uf tho.GLlierdeen team in the
Washington State league.
Pal Meore, the Philadelphia light
vrdqjsht, has arrived in San Francisco
for his fight April 30 with Jack Britton
■Before 5000 spectators the Univer
sity of California overwhelmed Stan
ford in their 19th nnnual track moot,
scoring 80 5-23 to 411-3 for the Car
Attendance at the opeuing games of
the two major leagues and several of
the more important leagues indicates
that the year 1912 will be great in the
history of baseball.
The boys were talking about speed
the other day aud all agreed that Wal
ter Johnson of the Washington club
cau pitch a faster ball than any other
twirler in the country.
Mike Ryan, Irish-Amcrican Athletic
club, New York, won the Boston A. A.
marathon. There were more than 100
starters. Ryan's time, 2:21:18 15,
breaks the record made by Clarence De
Mar last year, of 2:21:39 3-5.
The splendid weather still continues
and the six clubs in the Union asso
siation of Montana, Idaho and Utah
started April 23 the 1912 season in real
baseball league fashion, something
which the Rocky mountain region, with
its many baseball failures, has never ex
At Portland tho Spokane Amateur
Athletic club defeated Multnomah Ama
teur Athletic club recently in the sec
ond inter-club boxing and wrestling
smokers of the season. The Spokane
athletes took three of tho four events,
making a cleanup of tho two boxing
bouts and splitting even in the wrest
Thugs Kill Oakland Officer.
Oakland, Cal.—Charles Williams, a
special policeman, was shot and killed
here by two thugs while on his way to
( Spokane budding employers announce
open shop" in all building trades.
I he Washington chapter, P. E. O., i
to be held at Arlington June 5, 6 and 7.
advance per barrel in the
caused the retail flour price to soar 15
cents on the sack.
Commercial bodies of Seattle are
making extensive preparations to en
tortain the Northwest Development lea
gue in Seattle June 5 to 8.
The Lincoln county high school track
meet and oratorical contest will be held
in Wilbur May 11.
county high schools will be represented.
The improvement spirit has secured
firm hold upon Pullman property owners
and talk of pavements and
sidewalk construction is heard on every
Two thousand shade trees to be
planted on the streets of Toppenish
have been purchased by the city and
approximately 1000 have already been
price of patent
All nine of the
A report comes from George Chew'
company on Snake river
that Frank It. Wilkenson of this place
was instantly killed recently by the
blowing up of a boiler on a dinke
operator, and his wife were found dead
in their bed at their home in Edmonds,
20 miles north of Seattle recently. Ap
parently Mrs. Brady had shot her hus
band and then had committed suicide.
Governor M. E. Hay has issued a pro
clamation in response to one sent broad
cast by President Taft, calling for aid
for the sufferers in the flooded districts
of the lower Mississippi. The pro
clamation is issued in the name of the
Red Cross society.
Struck by a dirt slide in the approach
to the tunnel which ho was construct
ing for the Canadian Northern Rail
road company at Lytton, B. C., recently,
Thomas Walsh, pioneer contractor and
miner of Spokane,
was crushed to
Bichloride of mercury used as an an
tiseptic by Mrs. Gus Richard, Spokane,
while bathing last week, was absorbed
by the tissues of the body
as a poison
and caused the death of the sufferer nt
lived at Addy.
Mrs. Richard formerly
The will of Fred McLellan, who died
recently at Davenport
probato Thursday. The will, which is
a copy- of the late E. H. llarriman 's
will, lpaves all the property to the
widow, Dacy Cheek McLellan, there be
ing no children.
A fatal accident occurred Sunday
evening about 8 miles east of Colfax,
on the Palouse road, when the automo
bile driven by -James M. Siegel
overturned, killing his wife, Mrs. Ella
Siegel, instantly, and Mr. Siegel sus
tained a dislocated shoulder and several
bad bruises. ' ,r •
One hundred'head of dairy cattle will
be brought, to Toppenish this week by
W. J. Rogers and R. W. Ashton of
PipesfoViq, Minn., who recently pur
chased the stock at St. Paul,' Minn'.''
when they secured 248 head' of tuber
culin tested cows to-bo distributed-in
the»'Pacific northwest. •
Clarence Dayton Hillman, the Seattle
multi-millionaire real estate dealer,
removed Saturday .from the jail to the
federal prison on McNeil's island to
serve a sentence of two find
years imprisonment for using the mails
to defraud in connection with his town
site promotion schemes.
John E. Ballaine, proprietor of the
was filed for
Seward, Alaska. _ Dqily Gateway, or
ganizer of the Alaska Central railway
and former adjutant general of Wash
ington, announces his candidacy for the
republican nomination for congressman
nt. largo from Washington, on a plat
foru^;favoring help to Alaska in obtain
ing .^system of government-built, gov
ernment-owned and government-oper
Not over 25,000 grain bags are left at
the state penitentiary, according to
Warden C. 8. Reed. The estimated out
put of the jute mill up to the first of
August is 2,000,000 bags, and all but a
mere handful have been ordered,
of these bags have gone into the hands
of farmers pf Washington. The num
ber of men employed in the jute mill
440, and the output is approximate
ly 10,000 a day.
are now selling at $8.50 a hundred.
Work will be begun May 1 by the
Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget
railway on* the construction of a three
mile tunnel through the Cascade
tains, it is announced,
building bunkhouses at Rockdale, and
as soon as these are completed three
crews of 250 men each will be put to
work on the project, which will cost
shorten the line seven miles, and will
eliminate the heavy grade at the
The prison jute bags
The tunnel will
Roosevelt Wins in Oregon.
Portland, Ore.—Nearly four-fifths of
tho primary vote of Oregon on president
and United States senator has be
counted and reported,
indicate that Thcodoro Roosevelt has
enrried Oregon over President Tnft bv
nliout 7000 votes and lins obtained n
plurality over Robert M. LnFollotto of
Oregon over Senator .Tonathaii Bourne
by nt least 8000, according to present
Ben Selling Jin$ carried
Somo men want to establish new laws
while disobeying old ones.
SPIRIT THAT COUNTS
YOUNG GIRL LEARNED LESSON
A8 TO TRUE HOSPITALITY.
8par«|ty of Faro Need Never Be a De
terrent to a Cordial Invitation
to Sit at Table With
It was Monday
grumbling, was hanging the last of the
wash on the line. She really enjoyed
washing, and would have been Insulted
had her mistress suggested sending It
out; but being of a pessimistic tem
perament, Bhe grumbled upon princi
In the house, Miss Elizabeth and het
niece Muriel, who was visiting her,
were setting the luncheon on the ta
it was a "pickup" luncheon Mon
days. Miss Elizabeth explained, as she
set two pieces of custard pie and a
saucer of snow pudding on the side
board. Muriel nodded. The family tc
which she belonged knew all about
"pickup" meals. But suddenly a look
of consternation swept
"Aunt Elizabeth!" she cried, "II
here Isn't a visitor—getting out or
Miss Elizabeth looked over Muriel's
shoulder. "It's Mrs.
she declared. "Put the tea on the ta
ble, child. I'll bring her right out."
"Bring her out?" Muriel repeated;
but her aimt was already opening the
door, and Muriel, In an agony of
barrassment, knew that Bhe had not
even taken off
apron. She gave a hasty glance over
the table. A little warmed-over fricas
seed chicken, left from Sunday's din
ner, and Borne quince preserve from
supper, bread and butter and dried
beef, radishes and tea—and the two
pieces of custard pie and one portion
of snow pudding! It could not be thaï
Aunt Elizabeth would bring a visitor
out! But she was Interrupted by
Aunt Elizabeth's voice, cordial and full
"Come right out, Mrs. Reed. W«
were just sitting down to luncheon.
This is my niece, Muriel Hastings.
Muriel, will you get Mrs. Keed a
Muriel set a plate for Mrs. Heed.
She could not talk, it all seemed so
embarrassing. At home they would
have put off luncheon forever rather
than ask anyone out—so. She waited
In a torture' of anxiety for her aunt's
excuses. Then slowly she began to
realize not only that there were no ex.
cuses, but that both ladles seemed to
be enjdylng themselves. Aunt Eliza
both only laughed when she offered
the guest her choice of custard pie or
That evening Muriel suddenly said:
**Aunt Elizabeth, I never knew ons
could have company like that. Ws
never do at home."
Miss Elizabeth's eyes dwelt kindly
upon the young face, which already
had Its tired lines of worry. "Do you
like to 'put folks out/'Muriel?"
'Why, no, of coursé not," the youn$
"Well, then," Mise Elizabeth an
"But it would work-only with real
ladies," Murlël persisted.
"Well, then," Miss Elj^abeth an
Too Much. '
In persuasive tones the good-look
ing woman who had secured an inter
view with the"taildab manager tried
to convince him that the company
owed her $2.02.
"Something broke," she said, "and
I was held up for 45 minutes while
the driver tinkered' with the ma
Her manner was so Impressive that
the manager was on the* poiht of writ
ing out a check for t'tfè* ' rno'ney de
manded, but before dolnfe so he r»
"It certainly was a case of over
charging. It wasn't your fault the cab
broke down, and he should not have
charged you for the time It took to
"O," said she, "he didn't. It Isn't
overcharging I am complaining about.
He made me late for a bargain sale
that ciosed at 11 o'clock, and when I
finally got there I had to pay $4 for »
blouse that had sold up to 11 o'cldck
for $1.98. It is the difference 1 am
Then the manager closed his check
book.—New York Times.
Osier's Cure for Gout,
Since his proposition that man
should be chloroformed at sixty, Dr.
William Osier has been regarded more
or less as a grim monster by many
people, says "One Who Knows Him."
In reality Doctor Osier is a mild-man
nered man, with a fund of genuine
humor, as witness the following cure
for gout which he once recommended
to a friend:
"First, pick a handkerchief from
the pocket of a spinster who never
wished to wed; second, wash the
handkerchief in an honest miller's
pond; third, dry It on the hedge of a
person who has never been covetous;
fourth, send It to the shop of a phy
sician who never killed a patient;
fifth, mark It with a lawyer's ink who
never cheated a client; and, sixth,
apply It, hot, to the gout-tormonted
part. A speedy cure must follow."
"Yes; we had a big homo wedding;*
"You say It passed off smoothly?"
"Yes; we hired a Broadway dlrectol
and he staged it just sb If it had been
a musical comedy."
P0C0 Charlie's hard luck
Surely His Hoodoo Was on the Job
When He Selected New York's
Mayor as a Butt for Witticism.
If you happen to be walking on a
New York street, and a
proaehes you. wearing a shiny hat
and a Y-shaped beard, do not address
him as ' Little Whiskers," no matter
how merry you may feel. For It la
just possible that he may be Mayor
Guvnor. Everyone knows that Mayor
Gaynor believes in the comnlete liber
ty of the citizen, and abonfitfirtWTjtSkr^
misuse of power by the pçMMk,, Jtwti
the same, Horace, have *
had just completed \vrittn_ _
stoned letter one recent di(J,i<i*hr;b1r.h
he hung the police force
oyer the bottomless pit
of their number had arrested
without evidence for a 'V'ftivWUtnJle
And then Mayor Gaynor,'.'Aghrfetolaf^lii.c
fond pedestrian, stamped ^Upf his
office and across tile Hrooklvn br\!W"
on his way home, lie iMto8itfftWedif.
one 1-oco Charlie, who d«NUtfefi>ftm'*a» nM
comforted with food and f|ii#Jf, 0 '
"Get away," snapped hi
"Aw," said Mr.
a e m$ÎH
I'oco Charlie, "yun
ain't sore, are ytth, LimeAVbialfornfld
Lemme rub yotth'r brush f)qr,
Mayor Gaynor's eyes a
cold and gray.
hastily abandoned iris desii<én(otiltt 9 |ifl,,
tbe mayor's whispers. wap, '
bristlin' so I think they'd a cut t#' 1
he confessed later, "ancr'rti'- liluttÿ
come down wit' blood polioiUtfY' matter
Mayor Gaynor went his way—which
led to a police telephone ifT Tni w Uililg e.
Five minutes later the maasuced
clomp of flat feet might haVfe'Wbn
heard approaching the siWft. Idïh«;,
plain clothes men were -inttfiye«| 0 put,
to repress mendicancy in general, and 1
In particular to lead into Açj-Ter ttfl'llber
desolation the gent (fflWdstrriieoi 0
Charlie, who had addressedljtjkfe mvot,..
of our fair city as "Llttlft"yuffi * oln
peculiar]^ *' (
i ! 'tehaVHiives.
For the remainder of the wtnr
Charlie will be provided Uws
ters on Blackwell's Isla ilC ~JÜ Hfe*he
mendicants who had begun to swarm
through the streets until "thfejfttyei'tf a
almost as common as in dtftfe'HigHlnïel
ham's term as police
have largely faded One rattanailc
ally Inclined police officer diftttesed
the event. "Poco CharlleSOBMd he,
Yhad 6,000,047 chances—&enf)*dlng to
e latest census of New
win and one to lose. And when he
ftallecl the mayor 'Little •Whiskers' he
picked that one chance and lost."—
Wew York Letter to the CinclnnaU
Miss Mary Donnelly, cashier of Mra
O. H. P. Belmont's
lunchroom" In New York, was prat»
ing during an afternoon lull the r»
sourcefulness of her sex,
"Let the anti-suffragists beware,'
ehe said. "Woman Is bound to get th*
vote everywhere. She le too resource
ful Go lose.
"How resourceful woman Is! A gif'
sat In a train one day with an uncut
magazine lb her hand. She wasn''
reading; she couldn't. She was Just
lifting apart the-edges of the uncu:
leaves and nearly- standing on het
head to peer at the text and plcturei
within. So an old gentleman acrosr
the aisle took out his knife shyly.
"But the girl didn't look at him
She kept on peering betwen her uncut
■pages. And finally the old gentlemaz
opened his knife and reached acrost
the aisle, but—
"The girl drew a hairpin from hei
pretty coiffure and proceeded to cut ,
the leaves briskly.
"The old gentleman drew back act
his neighbors smiled, thereupon b<
said, sotto voce:
" T've heard that woman can d<
anything with a hairpin; but, at anj
rate, she can't sharpen a pencil with
out a penknife.'
"At that moment the girl, still In
tently reading, took a pencil from hei
pocketbook, bit three or four spllnteri
of wood off the end of it, and calmlj
made a note on tbe margin of bej
It was snowing and Miss Urbar
looked out upon the Newcomb's subur
ban garden and thought: "How car
anybody live in the suburbs?" Just
then Mr. Newcomb wandered Into th«
room and she asked: "Who clean
off that path to your front gate after «
"Oh, I have a man do It," he re
"It's such a short path, I should
think you'd do it yourself," remarked
"It la less expensive to hire a man,*
responded Mr. Newcomb. "I tried do
lng it once myself and It cost me sev
en dollars. You see, In the first place,
I had to buy a snow shovel, that was
$1.50. Then I ruined a perfectly good
pair of buckskin gloves—that was an
other $1.50—and then. Just as I was
In the middle of the job, I caught the
string of my eyeglasses in the handle
of the shovel and Bent the glasses
smash against one of the piazza posts;
that was four dollars more. I can hire
a man to do the job for a quarter."
He Was One.
"I'm surprised," said Gabble, "that
Taft hasn't hit upon a real remedy for
the trust evil."
"Perhaps it's rather a hard thing to
do," suggested Wise.
"Nonsense! Why any fool could
frame up one. 1 know 1 could."
Behind the Times.
"Atlas was foolish to hold ap the
world with his shoulders."
( "Why so?"
"He could have held It up bettM
I with a trust of some kind."
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